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::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
::: jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: abate - subside or moderate
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: mirth - merriment; laughter
::: rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.